our favorite collaboration / installation at design miami 2014 is between katharina mischer and thomas traxler of vienna based mischer’traxler and perrier-jouët.
emphemerā is the master work and starting point of small discoveries by mischer’traxler, an extended collaboration project between the designers and the perrier-jouët house that will run throughout the next year. the aim of the small discoveries collection is to tell the story of the magical dialogue between nature and mankind, and to stimulate curiosity of the individual through several design pieces. with small discoveries, katharina and thomas explore the moments between the unknown and known, being and not being.
emphemerā plays with the audience, inviting participation, discussion and questioning. objects are set in a plain room, suggesting a deceptively simple installation. this ostensibly legible set-up acts as a scene for a delicate game of hide-and-seek, played out through a mechanical and magical ornamental garden. the audience find themselves drawn into an enjoyable, charming conversation with the work, and also with each other.
coming soon- an in-depth interview with katharina and thomas.